COMPLETION OF DEAGON DEVIATION OVERPASS A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR GATEWAY MOTORWAY UPGRADE
An important milestone has been reached on the Gateway Motorway Upgrade North project with the opening of the new Deagon Deviation overpass. The Deagon Deviation overpass is one of the largest of 13 structures being built or widened as part of this major project, which will see the motorway widened to three lanes in each direction between Nudgee and Deagon. The $1.14 billion jointly funded project is on track for completion later this year.
The opening of the new Deagon Deviation would significantly improve the safety for local motorists. The Deagon section of the motorway has a poor record for road safety and highlighted the need for significant safety improvements. In conjunction with the opening of the Deagon Deviation overpass, the project would involve closing the northbound Sandgate Road on-ramp to the motorway at Boondall.
The building of this new dedicated overpass and the new grade-separated connection would greatly improve safety for motorists by eliminating weaving and merging on the motorway. In addition, it would significantly increase capacity by separating local traffic from motorway traffic. Government representatives also advised local motorists to continue to be aware of local traffic signage and changed conditions when travelling through road works
The Gateway Upgrade North project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($914.18 million) and the Queensland Government ($228.54 million).
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